Transitioning from sister line Costa, Carnival Venezia has officially joined the Carnival Cruise Line fleet.
During a ceremony in Cadiz, Spain, Costa Captain Tihomir Muzic handed over the ship to Carnival Captain Claudio Cupisti, with additional leadership team members from both lines in attendance.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Carnival Venezia to the fleet, which following a dry dock, will debut as our first ‘Fun Italian Style’ ship this May. A big thank you to everyone from our sister line Costa and all those within the Carnival family who will work to add the Carnival touches to this ship over the next two months.”
Carnival Venezia will depart on its 15-day transatlantic Carnival Journeys sailing from Barcelona on May 29, 2023, and is set to begin year-round cruising from New York’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal on June 15, 2023.
A wide range of sailing options are available, with 10 different cruise durations and 22 unique itineraries featuring visits to 25 ports across 14 countries. Built in 2019, Carnival Venezia accommodates up to 5,145 guests and 1,393 Carnival crew members.
Sail on over to www.carnival.com for more.